In recent years, the highly aggressive lyrics in drill music have been the cause of great debate over whether or not they're influencing the violence plaguing Chicago. It's gotten to the point where some of the sub-genres biggest stars like Lil Durk, have been banned from preforming in the city. Some music fans -- even hip hop fans -- dismiss drill music as not worth listening to. However, with a little understanding of its origins, it soon becomes obvious that drill music is not influencing the violence in Chicago. It's actually helping to reduce it. I like to consider myself a very aware and socially conscious person as far as my thoughts and views on life and society are concerned. Most people who know me would likely say the same. The views that I hold are pretty progressive and they reflect in my day-to-day being. From the type of movies that I watch to the type of music that I listen to, everything I do more or less falls in line with my beliefs. But there is a yin and a yang to us all and I'm no exception, especially when it comes to music. Personally, I love hip hop. Most days if you catch me with my headphones on I'll be listening to rappers like Lupe Fiasco, whose lyrics generally carry a message of positivity, motivation and societal awareness.